Red Sea Crossing

Anneta Pinto

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.” (Exodus 14:21)

Earlier in (Exodus 14:2), God instructed Moses to tell the people to encamp near the Red sea. This seemed like a dead end on a journey to their land of promise. It was this view of a dead end which gave Pharaoh the confidence to pursue the Israelites. “For Pharaoh will say of the people of Israel, ‘They are wandering in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’” (Exodus 14:3) God used this situation to (1). Harden Pharaoh’s heart; (2) give him the confidence to pursue the people and (3) allow God to get the glory over Pharaoh and all his host. Why would God go to all this trouble? So that the enemies would know that He is the Lord.

There are people who have written us off because our current situation looks like a dead end. “There is absolutely no way he/she is coming back from this.” “It’s over for them now, they are finished.” “They are no match for these great powers that have them cornered.” They do not understand that we serve a God who makes ways through the wilderness and streams in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)

Our God knows the end from the beginning, he is infinite, timeless and limitless. Is there anything that God cannot do? God supernaturally opened the Red Sea to allow his children to cross on dry land. How stupid of Pharaoh and his host to pursue them. The natural man cannot comprehend supernatural things. If they understood what God was doing, they would have stood in amazement and beheld the splendour of God. This instead of pursuing God’s people and perishing in the sea.

“The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen; of all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea, not one of them remained.” (Exodus 14:28)


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.

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